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Congratulations to the Malvern Unit

Published 11/09/2015

The Malvern Unit recently came 4th in the National Disaster Rescue Challenge in Canberra

Members of Victoria State Emergency Service’s (VICSES) Malvern Unit were in Canberra last weekend to represent the service in the 2015 National Disaster Rescue Competition.

The competition – held every second year - pits teams from every state and territory against each other, testing their rescue skills in scenarios that mirror what they encounter every day, including flood and storm damage response, land searches, mass casualty incidents and rescuing of people from heights.

Malvern SES were selected to represent VICSES in the completion after a strong showing last time the event was held. The Victorian team includes five rescue members and a crew leader, led by Team Manager Phil Munslow.

After several challenges across three days, the team came in fourth, behind NSW, SA and the ACT. 

Well done to all of the team members who competed and represented VICSES so well!